Folklore of Gujarat

Folklore of Gujarat

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Author: Hasu Yagnik
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 209
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123737829


Gujrat is an important province of India. Kutch and Saurashtra are distinct cultural units within this province. Its folklore is connected with those of Rajasthan, Sindh and Punjab. Since it has extensive coastline, may foreign tribes came to this region by sea route and settled here prior to the pre-historic period. Moreover, there are about twenty-eight aboriginal tribes in Gujarat. No wonder this region has benefited profusely from a variegated folk culture.

The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the region and the people, myths and mythology, religion and popular beliefs, customs and traditions, fairs and festivals, Gujarati language, dialects and literature, oral literature, folk music and dance, etc. Besides, present state of research in folklore studies has also been examined in detail.


1. The region and the People
2. Myths and Mythology
3. religion and Popular beliefs
4. Customs, Manners and traditions
5. Festivals and fairs
6. Gujarati Language, Dialects and Literature
7. Oral tradition
8. Folk Music, Folk Dance and Musical Instruments
9. Folk Entertainment, Arts and Crafts
10. Editing and Research in Folklore